According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8,200 people died in 2013 from heroin overdoses. Naloxone is a drug that – when administered early in an overdose situation – can reverse the affects and save a life. Read more to learn how first responders can implement a naloxone program.
Detroit VRN Crime Analyst Placement ProgramDetroit, MI, a Violence Reduction Network site, has one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S. Read how Michigan State University leveraged researcher expertise through a crime analyst placement program to improve the public safety mission.
Information and ResourcesBJA recently released two solicitations as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act to help address the opioid epidemic. Applications are due on April 25, 2017. Click below to learn more.
Information and ResourcesBJA has released new solicitations due in 2017. These funding opportunities cover topics including the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based and TTA Programs. This page is updated regularly. Click below to learn more.
BJA Smart Suite Summit SpotlightClick below to learn more about how justice practitioners and researchers are using data and technology to enhance public safety.
Information and ResourcesRegister for an event on February 24 discussing historical trends related to mass incarceration, part of the Vera Institute of Justice’s Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series. Click below to learn more.
Who We AreThe Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) is a training and technical assistance (TTA) resource to help state, local, and tribal justice agencies achieve safer communities.
What We DoBJA NTTAC works to improve the criminal justice system by providing rapid, expert, coordinated, and data-driven TTA to support practitioners in reducing crime, recidivism, and unnecessary confinement.
How We Can HelpBJA and BJA NTTAC can provide your agency FREE TTA to address your community’s justice-related challenges. We support a wide variety of services – from onsite and distance learning training to assistance in implementing evidence-based programs – to address the unique needs of your community.
“The Durham Police Department wanted to express our gratitude to the team at the Bureau of Justice Assistance National Training and Technical Assistance Center, who provided assistance through their associates, the Virginia Center for Police Innovation, in creating a solid foundation for our award winning “Good Neighbor Program.” The insight and guidance catapulted the program from good to excellent and the entire Durham community is better for their efforts!”Dave KurzChief of PoliceDurham (NH) Police Department
“BJA NTTAC's assistance allowed my department to have a starting point in a major re-tooling of our crime analysis program. We have no one with real experience in this area, but we knew that we needed to make changes to improve. Through BJA NTTAC, we were able to make informed decisions as we move forward.”Matt LethinDetective SergeantSan Mateo (CA) Police Department
Regional Training #3: Strength-Based Approaches to Supervising High Risk Populations
03/07/2017 to 03/09/2017
April 11: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Training of Trainers
Research Partner Orientation Course_PSN FY16 Grantees
04/12/2017 to 04/13/2017
Workshops at the Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference
04/19/2017 to 04/21/2017
Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit
National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit
Body-worn cameras can help citizens and police be more accountable for their actions. But how much does it cost? What interactions should police record? Where should departments store data and for how long? Check out BJA’s web-based toolkit for those interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system.